Flow behaviour and structure of heterogeneous particles-water mixture in horizontal and inclined pipes
Institute of Hydrodynamics CAS, v. v. i., 166 12 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Published online: 4 June 2018
The effect of slurry velocity and mean concentration of heterogeneous particle-water mixture on flow behaviour and structure in the turbulent regime was studied in horizontal and inclined pipe sections of inner diameter D = 100 mm. The stratified flow pattern of heterogeneous particle-water mixture in the inclined pipe sections was revealed. The particles moved mostly near to the pipe invert. Concentration distribution in ascending and descending vertical pipe sections confirmed the effect of fall velocity on particle-carrier liquid slip velocity and increase of in situ concentration in the ascending pipe section. Slip velocity in two-phase flow, which is defined as the velocity difference between the solid and liquid phase, is one of mechanism of particle movement in two-phase flow. Due to the slip velocity, there is difference between transport and in situ concentrations, and the slip velocity can be determined from comparison of the in situ and transport concentration. For heterogeneous particle-water mixture flow the slip velocity depends on the flow structure.
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